Located in the Fraser River Valley, just across Parsons Channel, Barnston Island is the smallest regional park in Metro Vancouver.
At only 28.1 hectares, Barnston Island is probably the easiest way to spend family together. No traffic — just simple on-road riding around a tiny island with relaxing views of farms and the river.
Park visitors also have new options now that Surrey Bend Park is open; explore new trails by foot and easily hop onto the ferry to Barnston Island where, at the western tip, you’ll find Robert Point with even more river views, as well as picnic tables, washrooms, and nature trails.
Barnston Island is currently home to mostly local dairy farmers — some dating back to the early 1900s! The Katzie First Nations also have a small reserve on the island with traditional fishing grounds in the river.
If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll also notice some of our other protected regional parks in the area — with Barnston Island across the water, Tynehead Regional Park on the other side of Highway 1, and Surrey Bend Regional Park next to 104 Ave.
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